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Governor:Kay Ivey
State Superintendent of Education :Eric Mackey
Quality Counts state grade:C-
Pre-K-12 enrollment:744,164
Number of school districts:179
Number of public schools:1,659
Number of public school teachers:42,737
Unadjusted education spending per student:$9,028
Percent minority students:43.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:51.7%
Percent of students with disabilities:10.8%
Percent of English-language learners:2.3%
NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient
4th grade math:31.2%
8th grade math:20.8%
NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient
4th grade reading:31.4%
8th grade reading:27.7%

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Officials move to reassure parents with new law in effect requiring data collection on immigration status of students.
October 7, 2011 – Education Week
As state leaders assess the damage from a recent string of deadly tornadoes, school administrators are figuring out what comes next for displaced students.
May 6, 2011 – Education Week
A cut in school aid looms as the governor and attorney general clash in seeking compensation for revenue lost due to the disaster.
September 29, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Lost taxes and tourism revenue due to the BP crisis could add pressure to cash-strapped K-12 budgets in Gulf Coast states.
July 14, 2010 – Education Week
Lost taxes and tourism revenue due to the BP crisis could add pressure to cash-strapped K-12 budgets in Gulf Coast states.
June 18, 2010 – Education Week
As concern over teenagers' reading and writing skills mounts, an Alabama high school shows how to teach literacy in every subject.
November 4, 2009 – Education Week
Opening access to quality online content seen to outweigh the possibility of students seeing inappropriate material.
October 21, 2009 – Digital Directions
Some school systems are bucking the trend by expanding access to online resources, including social-networking sites.
September 2, 2009 – Education Week

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